Title: Content sharing method using expected acquisition rate in hybrid peer-to-peer networks with cloud storages

Authors: Masashi Tomimori; Shinji Sugawara

Addresses: Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Gokiso-cho Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8555, Japan ' Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chiba Institute of Technology, 2-17-1 Tsudanuma, Narashino 275-0016, Japan

Abstract: Recently, various content sharing methods that are available on peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, have been actively researched; a P2P network generally consists of a number of peers and evenly connected to each other. In most of previous studies, shared content items are supposed to be kept only in the storages of the peers, and effective ways of content sharing under the environment where not only the storages of peers, but also ones of a cloud system are available have not sufficiently researched yet. In this paper, we propose an efficient content sharing method in which an appropriate content acquisition rate can be set preliminarily according to the payable storage cost, and actually the rate can be maintained by keeping sufficient number of content replicas under the environment where storages of both peers and a cloud system are available.

Keywords: hybrid peer-to-peer; content sharing; cloud storage.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSC.2017.089880

International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing, 2017 Vol.7 No.4, pp.187 - 196

Received: 14 Jun 2017
Accepted: 26 Oct 2017

Published online: 30 Jan 2018 *

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